SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION


SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
   the applications of methods and theories derived from SOCIOLOGY to the study of RELIGION. Although today the sociology of religion is a minor field within sociology proper, the founding "Fathers" of sociology were all vitally concerned with religious questions.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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